SundanceNow Doc Club presents a special screening of Bennett Miller’s first film THE CRUISE , followed by a discussion between the FOXCATCHER director and Ira Glass.
Screening on 35mm, Miller’s 1998 breakthrough film explores the worldview and personality of New York City bus tour guide Timothy “Speed” Levitch as he takes tourists around the island of Manhattan, beautifully captured in black and white.
“One thing I love about THE CRUISE,” says Glass, “is how your idea of what the film is about shifts over the course of it. It’s very rare for any film or any work of art to do that… In The Cruise, you feel about a million different things about Timothy “Speed” Levitch. He’s the un-Bill Cunningham – the way Speed sees the streets of New York is all legend and dream – but also weirdly inspiring, and the two films would make a great double feature. Bennett Miller’s amazing, that he could meet Speed and imagine this complex, gorgeous, beautifully-shot film.”
THE CRUISE is one of the documentaries included in “Ira Glass Favorites,” a collection of Glass’s favorite documentaries curated exclusively for SundanceNow Doc Club, a streaming video subscription service for documentary lovers.